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Traditional Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch Eggs are a delicious blend of boiled egg and sausage with a little kick of spice. Great for breakfast, appetizer, or a quick snack during your busy day. They’re simply delightful!Scotch eggs dressed with parsley

Scotch eggs are basically boiled Eggs wrapped in a blanket of Sausage meat, breaded and deep-fried till golden brown and I must add, they are very delicious as well.

These are perfect for breakfast, brunch or snacks and just in case you are watching your waistline you can try these baked scotch eggs!. After wrapping and breading just pop it in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Picture showing freshly made scotch eggs

How to make Scotched Eggs

Required Ingredients

Sausage meat – The most important part of any scotch egg is, of course, the meat – In this recipe, I used the sausage links but I also like to use the bulk sausage as well. However, ground beef also works but you will need to go a bit further by adding eggs and more seasoning to get that soft desired texture.

Eggs – I prefer my yolk solid but soft enough. If you like the running yolk, feel free to boil, simply soft boil the eggs so the yolks don’t overcook when they are fried.

Bread crumbs – A well-made scotch egg should be golden brown and crisp, that is why the bread crumb is very important, and I prefer to use the Japanese panko bread crumbs. This might not be the traditional crumbs, but trust me, it makes such a crispy crust.

Seasoning – The sausage comes already seasoned. However, I prefer my scotch eggs a little more robust, so I add red chili powder and a bit of nutmeg. I like to add salt and pepper after slicing it just before eating it.

The process of making scotch eggs is straightforward

  • Boil the eggs and generously season the sausage meat
  • Roll out the sausage and place your boiled egg inside the sausage
  • Wrap this deliciously seasoned sausage meat around your egg until the boiled egg is encased in sausage meat. 
  • Coat with flour, whisked eggs, and breadcrumbs.
  • Fry till golden brown

Step by step direction on how to make scotch eggs

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Why do they call it a Scotch egg?

Have you ever wondered why the name scotch eggs? The original term was scotched eggscotching used to refer to the art of hacking meat until minced and placing it around the boiled egg. 

In our current times, you’ll find that scotching is generally referring to something that’s not only surrounded by meat but with breadcrumbs and fried as well.

Do you eat it hot or cold?

Typically scotch eggs can be served cold with salad or pickles on the side, and they can also be served warm with mustard.

Is there meat in this recipe?

There is meat in scotch eggs, and the meat used is the sausage meat. Both the bulk sausage and sausage links work well. However, ground beef can also be used.

Can you warm up a Scotch egg?

I highly doubt you’ll have any leftovers, but if you do, then you can store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to one week. 

To warm any leftover, you’ll preheat your oven to about 345 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your oven has reached the proper temperature, place your scotch eggs on an oven-safe sheet, and cook for approximately 10 minutes.


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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs are a delicious blend of boiled egg and sausage with a little kick of spice. Great for breakfast, appetizer, or a quick snack during your busy day. They’re simply delightful!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: british
Keyword: Eggs, sausage, scotch eggs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 1 lb Sausage links
  • 1/4 Tsp hot chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 6 Eggs large boiled
  • 1 Egg raw & lightly beaten
  • All-purpose Flour enough to coat the Scotch Eggs
  • Bread Crumbs enough to coat the Scotch eggs
  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying


  • season the sausage with dd the Hot chili powder and Nutmeg then mix this together thoroughly (you can mix with a fork or your hand)
  • Scoop a small ball sized Sausage meat portion, flatten it out with your palms, then drop the Egg in the middle of the flattened out Sausage Meat and wrap the Meat around the Egg until the Egg is totally encased - It's good to dip your hands in water before molding the meat, this will help the Meat to glide smoothly on your hands and it makes the whole process less messy.
  • Now roll the Meat wrapped Egg in the flour and dust off the excess flour, then dip it into the beaten egg, and finally roll it in the Bread crumbs.
  • preheat your Oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and fry till golden brown. Enjoy!



Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 258mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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Recipe Rating

Unachukwu Chidimma

Tuesday 19th of September 2023

This is very nice will try it

Zainab Ibrahim

Thursday 9th of September 2021

So nice and delicious


Saturday 5th of June 2021

I tried the recipe today and it turned out quite nicely. The tip about dipping my hands in water when coating the egg with the sausage meat was very helpful.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I'm glad 😊😊😊

Grace Iquo

Friday 19th of June 2020

I need to say thank you. I've visited your site on and off but o decided to try the milk bread recipe today. It turned out great ( even though I ran out of flour and had to substitute two cups with wheat). Thank you. Have a beautiful day ahead and more wins Ma.

Don b

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

I don't understand ur recipe at all. Which one is bread crumbs nd chilli what,,,,,,,? Try to make ur recipe more understanding,,,,na 9ja bidis


Sunday 16th of August 2020

Bread crumbs is your dried out bread and you blend to have a grainy texture like garri. Chill is grounded pepper. This are common cooking recipes. You will know them if you are conversant with cooking or baking